Visiontrick Media has announced that it is releasing its “fourth-person puzzling-adventure" Pavilion ($3.99) on iOS and Mac on March 17th. Pavilion: Touch Edition will throw you into a world with no explanation or tutorials. You and the main character have to learn what’s in the world and what the situation is for yourselves. Interaction with the environment and whatever elements pop up is key to discovering what is going on, and exploring the secrets of Pavilion.
I don’t have any clue what’s going on in Pavilion – technically chapter 1 of a potentially bigger series – but it looks gorgeous, and the soundtrack has a mysterious, folk-y vibe to it that seems rather intriguing. But how exactly it’s “fourth-person" seems like something we’ll have to discover for ourselves! Check this one out on iOS and Mac on March 17th (possibly releasing in the evening on March 16th like many other Apple games). Interestingly, this wound up on Nvidia Shield devices before even Steam by a week, though it requires a controller on that platform. Perhaps controller support and tvOS compatibility wouldn’t be too much to ask for?
UPDATE: The game is now available and a link has been added to the article below. Strangely, it’s iPhone-only, even though this seems to be the type of game better suited to the larger screen of the iPad. It’s not clear if it will be updated to be Universal or if an iPad version is in the works, or if it’s simply made for the iPhone and that’s it. Either way, something to be aware of.
UPDATE 2: Pavilion’s already been updated, not even 24 hours after release, and it now features iPad support as a Universal app. Also, a major bug where if you zoomed in the options menu might get huge was fixed. Everything’s okay!